The inspiration for this St. George's Court house was the Bennett House built for Governor Thomas Bennett. It is located on Barre Street in Charleston which was surveyed in 1770 and named in honor of Issac Barre, a revolutionary sponsor of the cause against “taxation without representation”. A prominent and unique feature of this home is the soft-scalloped arches between the front gallery columns, echoing Italianate detailing and contrasting with the overall Greek Revival style. The Sweet Bottom home employs a center front stairway rather than the side stairway of the Bennett House. Another difference is the pair of double columns.
St. George's Court - Charleston
Era: Antebellum
Style: Greek Revival (1820–1860)
4027 St. George’s Court
Bennett House – 69 Barre Street, Charleston (1825)
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